While Biden's visit to the early voting state is likely to prompt
speculation that he is thinking about a presidential race in 2016,
his trip is in line with a request to him from President Barack
Obama to lead an across-the-board reform of America's training
The vice president's office said Biden will hold an event in Nashua
highlighting "workforce development and the value of on-the-job
Biden will be joined in New Hampshire by Labor Secretary Tom Perez.
Ways to train workers for jobs in today's economy will be the
subject of their event.
"The vice president and Secretary Perez will visit New Hampshire to
highlight how the state has one of the most successful on-the-job
training programs in the country," said an administration official.
New Hampshire holds the nation's first presidential primary and is a
regular stop for aspiring candidates.
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Biden has expressed interest in running in 2016 in the race to
choose a successor to President Barack Obama but is said to be
waiting to see whether Democrat Hillary Clinton decides to run.
(Reporting by Steve Holland; editing by Stephen Powell)
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